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Do-it-yourself Country & Western Song Kit

I met her __________  _____;  I can still recall _________
              (1)       (2)                          (3)

1.                      2.                      3.
on the highway          in September            that purple dress
in Sheboygan            at McDonald's           that little hat
outside Fresno          ridin' shotgun          that burlap bra
at a truck stop         wrestlin' gators        those training pants
on probation            all hunched over        the stolen goods
in a jail cell          poppin' uppers          that plastic nose
in a nightmare          sort of pregnant        the Stassin pin
incognito               with joggers            the neon sign
in the Stone Age        stoned on oatmeal       that creepy smile
in a treehouse          with Merv Griffin       the hearing aid
in a gay bar            dead all over           the boxer shorts

she wore; She was ______  _____,
                    (4)    (5)

4.                                  5
sobbin' at the toll booth           in the twilight
drinkin' Dr. Pepper                 but I loved her
weighted down with Twinkies         by the off-ramp
breakin' out with acne              near Poughkeepsie
crawlin' through the prairie        with her cobra
smellin' kind of funny              when she shot me
crashin' through the guardrail      on her elbows
chewin' on a hangnail               with Led-Zeppelin
talkin' in Swahili                  with Miss Piggy
drownin' in the quicksand           with a wetback
slurpin' up linguini                in her muu-muu

and I knew _______; _______ I'd ______ forever;
             (6)      (7)        (8)

6.                                    7.                     8.
no guy would ever love her more       I promised her         stay with her
that she would be an easy score       I knew deep down       warp her mind
she'd bought her dentures in a store  She asked me if        swear off booze
that she would be a crashing bore     I told her shrink      change my sex
I'd never rate her more than "4"      The judge declared     punch her out
they'd hate her guts in Baltimore     My Pooh Bear said      live off her
it was a raven, nothing more          I shrieked in pain     have my rash
we really lost the last World War     The painters knew      stay a dwarf
I'd have to scrape her off the floor  A Klingon said         hate her dog
what strong deodorants were for       My hamster thought     pick my nose
that she was rotten to the core       The blood test showed  play "Go Fish"
that I would upchuck on the floor     Her rabbi said         salivate

She said to me ____; But who'd have thought she'd _____
               (9)                                (10)

9.                            10.
our love would never die      run off
there was no other guy        wind up
man wasn't meant to fly       boogie
that Nixon didn't lie         yodel
her basset hound was shy      sky dive
that Rolaids made her high    turn green
she'd have a swiss on rye     freak out
she loved my one blue eye     blast off
her brother's name was Hy     make it
she liked "Spy vs. Spy"       black out
that birthdays made her cry   bobsled
she couldn't stand my tie     grovel

___________; _________ goodbye.
   (11)        (12)

11.                       12.
with my best friend       You'd think at least that she'd have said
in my Edsel               I never had the chance to say
on a surfboard            She told her dumb friend Grace to say
on "The Gong Show"        I now can kiss my credit cards
with her dentist          I guess I was too smashed to say
on her "Workmate"         I watched her melt away and sobbed
with a robot              She fell beneath the wheels and cried
with no clothes on        She sent a hired thug to say
at her health club        She freaked out on the lawn and screamed
in her Maytag             I pushed her off the bridge and waved
with her guru             But that's the way that pygmies say
while in labor            She sealed me in the vault and smirked.

(Originally from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's website)


Last updated: November 26, 2005